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Laurel County, Kentucky Facts

When was Laurel County, KY Created?
Laurel County was created on December 21, 1825 from Whitley County, Clay County, Knox County and Rockcastle County. Currently the county was named for the Mountain laurel trees that are prominent in the area.

What is the County Seat of Laurel County, KY?
The County Seat is located in London additionally, the county government website is www.londonlaurelchamber.com

What counties are adjacent to Laurel County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Jackson County (northeast), Clay County (east), Knox County (southeast), Whitley County (south), McCreary County (southwest), Pulaski County (west), Rockcastle County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Laurel County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include East Bernstadt, London, North Corbin.


Laurel County, KY Vital Records

Where can find Laurel County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Laurel County vital records can be found at the Kentucky Department of Health (VDH) Office of Vital Records which has copies for of birth & deathe certificates (1911 - present), marriage licenses & divorce decrees (since June 1958). There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Kentucky for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Laurel County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for Birth CertificateMarriage / Divorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.

The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives contains birth and death records for the cities of Louisville, Lexington, Covington and Newport, which introduced records laws before 1911. The Archives also offers birth and death records before to 1911 and 1911-1957 death records for the entire state.


Laurel County, KY Census Records

What Laurel County, KY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Laurel County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Laurel Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Laurel Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Laurel Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Laurel Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. One can find free down loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Kentucky Census Records Research Guide


Laurel County, KY Courthouse and Government Records


Laurel County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Laurel County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Laurel County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Kentucky Corthouse Records Research Guide


Laurel County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Laurel County, KY?
A list of Laurel County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Kentucky Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Laurel County, KY Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Laurel County, KY?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Laurel County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is basically a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another.

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Laurel Co. KY Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Laurel Co. KY General and History Websites

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